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GRAB A LITTLE TIME FOR YOURSELF!

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – Ever felt exhausted? Ever been on those periods when it seems like you have no time at all for yourself? When your regular practices are falling behind and more than holding … Continue reading

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BACK TO BASICS: WHAT IS ASHTANGA YOGA?

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano –   “Whether you do your first downward dog at 14 or 44, it’s not your history but your presence on your mat that counts.” – K. Pattabhi Jois   ‘What is … Continue reading

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WHY AND WHAT OF ASHTANGA YOGA OPENING AND CLOSING MANTRAS

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – Ashtanga Yoga asana practice traditionally starts with an opening chant and ends with a closing one.  The chants (also known as mantras or invocations) are offered in Sanskrit, as this is … Continue reading

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KINO MACGREGOR ABOUT YOGA AND DETERMINATION

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – “If you have a dream in life, noone else can realize it for you. You have to work for it everyday.” ~ Kino MacGregor Just back from Bologna where I spent … Continue reading

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HOW DOES IT LOOK LIKE TO LIVE IN THE HERE AND NOW?

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – Sunday, August 10 – It’s almost dark in beautiful Santorini (Greece), last halt of this 2 weeks vacations around the gorgeous Cyclades island group, and it’s high time for me to … Continue reading

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10 GOOD REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND A YOGA RETREAT

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – “Your life is a sacred journey. It is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, … Continue reading

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SUMMERTIME? HOW TO KEEP UP WITH YOUR YOGA PRACTICE

Sun gets brighter, skin gets darker. Air get warmer, drinks get colder. Shorts get shorter, nights get longer. Music gets louder, fun gets stronger. Hearts get lighter, living gets easier. – scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – Yes, … Continue reading

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THINGS CHANGE… IN MYSORE AS WELL

Yes, apparently things change everywhere! In a previous post, I reported how ashtanga yoga sequence and the way of teaching it has changed overtime (read here the recount by Nancy Gilgoff about the way she firstly learned ashtanga in 1973) but … Continue reading

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TAKEAWAYS… FROM ASHTANGA YOGA WORKSHOP WITH DAVID SWENSON

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – Intense! This is the way I would describe my 8 days workshop with David Swenson and Shelley Washington here in Milan, Italy. Though it was over last Friday, I can’t stop … Continue reading

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THE SUPREME YOGA? YOGA VASHISTHA

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – A bit over than 1 year ago, on my 5th travel to India, 1st time in Rishikesh. I still remember that hot afternoon when, unable to even go for a walk … Continue reading

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THE THOUSAND BENEFITS OF UJJAYI BREATH

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – In a previous article I mentioned that what makes yoga so effective – compared to gymnastics and sports in general – is the combination of asanas (postures) with breath and bandhas. … Continue reading

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KEEP CALM AND HOLD UDDIYANA BANDHA

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano – In a previous blogpost, ‘In search of mula bandha‘, I mentioned that out of 3+1 yogic locks, the most important ones when practicing asanas are Mula Bandha and Uddiyana Bandha. The … Continue reading

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IN SEARCH OF MULA BANDHA

– scorrete giù per la versione in italiano –   Have you ever wondered what’s the difference between yoga and gymnastic? Gymnastic, as well as sport in general, is a great way to keep fit though, whenever you try yoga, … Continue reading

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PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS IN PATANJALI’S YOGA SUTRAS – GUEST BLOGPOST BY SUNIL SHARMA

Patanjali talking about health and wellness in his Yoga Sutras about 2000 years ago. Surprising? Last week I hosted on my blog a guestpost by Sunil Sharma* – my yoga philosophy, pranayama, yoga nidra and meditation teacher at Tattvaa Yogashala … Continue reading

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ELEPHANT JOURNAL AND FEARS ON THE YOGA MAT

Waking up on a heavy rain Saturday morning and finding the news one of my latest articles was just published by elephant journal made me happy :- ) Check it out here! Overcome fear on the mat in 5 simple … Continue reading

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MYSORE STYLE: BENEFITS OF ASHTANGA YOGA SELF-PRACTICE

Ashtanga Yoga Mysore style (aka self-practice) or led class? I still remember the evening when I first did an attempt of moving from an Ashtanga Yoga led class to a Mysore class: I was feeling tense, nervous about the idea … Continue reading

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